Haircare by Hairtype

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Haircare for Your Hair Type

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In this blog you’ll find hair products broken down like never before; products that solve your problem of what you’re dealing with. The purpose of this blog is to teach you how to find products that suit your hair’s needs based off of what is driving you crazy that your hair doesn’t do, this will provide some recommendations for those issues you might be dealing with. 

Hair categories that products are based around are:

TEXTURE & VOLUME

COMBAT FRIZZ & SMOOTHE

HEAT PROTECTION, STYLING, & HOLD

SHAMPOOS/CONDITIONERS FOR DIFFERENT ISSUES

Finding products that take care of these different “issues” you may be having while working with your hair type is key to loving your locks. Is your hair oily or is it dry? Does it need a deep conditioning treatment? Do you deal with frizz, dryness all over, oily scalp and dry ends, do you need of more texture to help with styling and volume?

When shopping for hair products for your hair, it’s so important to ask yourself “what problems am I having?” and find products that solve those problems. Like skin, no two heads of hair are the same. Sometimes, we tend to use hair products recommended by others, without thinking about the fact that their hair type and hair needs aren’t the same as our own. If you’ve read my Current Haircare Blog, you’ve probably seen me teach to “feed your hair” and this starts by listening to what your hair needs and I want to teach you how to do that and provide what your hair is lacking.

Below, I’ve organized different hair care products I’ve personally tried and tested by hair type/hair need. This makes it easier for you to see where to start in finding products that will help you achieve the hair styles you want. 

TEXTURE & Volume

If you’re in need of product to add texture to your hair or for added volume, these are my top picks. Hopefully you can find a product to aid in whatever you’re missing for texture and/or volume for hair. 

Beach Club: This texture spray is a favorite of mine; I love this spray for texturizing styles and adding a bit of product to help hair hold its style without feeling too heavy. ** This is my favorite texture spray but it has sunflower oil and I have an allergy. But it’s truly one of the best!

Star Dust: This is a dry shampoo powder that does well in maintaining oil between washes, but it’s also great for texturizing! I personally use this more for adding texture than for dry shampoo purposes.

Thickening Spray: This one is for the roots when and to add in some texture for fine hair or use Swell down below.

SwellSwell is thickening as well. *** This one you don’t see me use only because it has sunflower oil in it (I have a sensitivity to sunflower oil) but it’s an amazing product.

Dry Shampoo Powder: This is another dry shampoo powder that I tested and love – truly loving this company and the quality of their products. I use this for texture just like Star Dust, and this also smells great and does a 2 in 1 job of controlling oil/buildup and adding texture for styling. 

Dry Texturizing SprayThis is the texture spray you’ll see me use at present. It’s not my top favorite, but I do really like it, and it doesn’t have sunflower oil so I can use it.

Create Texturizing SprayThis is my 3rd favorite texturizing spray but it does have sunflower oil so I can’t use it. You need to make sure you don’t spray too close to the head; it’s easy to use too much with this product.

Gro by Vegamour Dry Shampoo – I took off every other dry shampoo! I’m mind blown by this! For sure the biggest difference I’ve ever had with a dry shampoo. Highly recommend.

 

COMBAT FRIZZ/SMOOTHE HAIR

These are all great to use in your hair if you’re struggling with frizz, smoothing your hair, or humidity. My hair stylist swears by Virtue, especially the Frizz Block.

Blow Dry SprayOnly spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair. 

Create 6 in 1: This is a heat protectant & styling aid (I skip this sometimes and just use the others; again, it depends on how the hair is feeling). I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft.

Restorative TreatmentI use this more so in times of need, when the hair is needing a little extra TLC. This is not for daily use, and you need to listen to your hair to see if this is truly what it needs.

Glazé Hair Lotion: This is the OG hair lotion of mine that I still stand by to this day. It leaves the hair feeling so soft, healthy, and smells amazing – I stopped using it because it has sunflower oil and I have an allergy.

Sorbet: This is a leave-in balm that smells incredible but also provides UV protection and combats frizz. I’ve used this one for a long time and it’s part of my daily concoction, which you can read about on my Current Haircare Blog HERE.

Frizz Block: Has sunflower oil in it so I can’t use it, but it’s Chris’s favorite before blow drying for frizz and heat protection. He likes this one and not the cream is because this one doesn’t weigh down the hair in his opinion.

Un-Frizz Cream: If I feel like my hair is frizzy, I use this instead of the 6 in 1. This one is a great smoother as well for the hair, I can use this one because it doesn’t have sunflower oil.

Healing Oil: If my hair is feeling super dry, when I wash my hair on the weekend, I put it in my hair from 3/4ths of the way or a little high than midshaft and down. I put a lot in and let it sit in my hair for a good couple hours before washing it out. I use this as a hair treatment/masque when I feel I need that extra hydration. On day 3 hair, if my hair is feeling dry, I’ll use an extremely minimal amount to liven up the hair a bit.

Smoothing Cream: This is a heat protectant, smoother, frizz defender, hydrating – and boy does it! I use just a couple pumps and a little bit goes a long way.

SHAMPOOS/CONDITIONERS FOR DIFFERENT ISSUES

Here are some products I’ve tested to help rehydrate the hair and keep those locks moisturized and happy. Make sure to listen to your hair and she’ll let you know if she’s thirsty! 

Hydrating Shampoo: If my hair is feeling super dry, when I wash my hair on the weekend, I put it in my hair from 3/4ths of the way or a little high than midshaft and down. I put a lot in and let it sit in my hair for a good couple hours before washing it out. I use this as a hair treatment/masque when I feel I need that extra hydration. On day 3 hair, if my hair is feeling dry, I’ll use an extremely minimal amount to liven up the hair a bit.

Hydrating ConditionerThis is the conditioner I use but I also only use conditioner when my hair is feeling super dry. I don’t use it all the time to be honest. It’s too easy for hair to get weighed down so when I can use key products to help my hair already, I don’t use conditioner often.

Clarifying ShampooHair needs clarified periodically. This isn’t something you do daily. It’s more of a monthly thing; but stripping the hair of hard water, hair products is helpful as well.

Restorative Shampoo by LolavieI tested this from Ulta and really liked it.  I use it when the hair is hydrated well and feeling too weighed down. This is a great all around shampoo and has a plant-based formula.

ToniqueI really like this for the hair is more oily. The mint in it will leave your scalp feeling so fresh and clean. Use this more on roots and don’t worry so much for ends as It can dry them out a bit.

Recovery by Virtue: a little goes a very long way. Small amount the first wash and then wash again and it wills suds up more the second time. This is great for normal hair types and does the job!

HEAT PROTECTION, STYLE, & HOLD

It’s super important to use some form of heat protection for your hair, especially if you tend to style it with hot tools often. These are both great options, one is a spray and the other is a leave in cream. 

Blow Dry SprayOnly spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends and put virtue up higher in hair for best results. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair. 

Create Styler: This is a cream product as well as a heat protectant & styling aid. I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft and if I plan to style; I use this BEFORE blow drying and then styling as it adds texture and gives hair the grip it needs to hold style.

Working Spray 14: If you’re looking for a light-hold hairspray, I recommend Kenra 14; this is lightweight and has a lighter hold. For more firm of a hold, look below!

Volume Spray 25If you want a stronger hold, go with the Kenra 25. I love this brand and this is my absolute must have when it comes to hairspray.

My Current Hair Care

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My Current Haircare, Cut, & Color

Welcome to the hub of all things pertaining to my current haircare routine! If you’re wondering what I’m using as of late in any of my reels, YouTube videos, etc. then you’ve come to the right place. I regularly keep this page updated with what products I’m currently using, how I use them, how to help you know if you should use them and why, in case you didn’t know. The list you’re about to see is very different than you’re used to. I use things on different days. And for a strong reason (you’ll see more below as to why but you need to continue on reading) THIS IS how you can transform your hair to work for YOUR needs. 

I’m more about the “why you should use a product” than just telling you what I use and thinking you should buy it. 

You NEED to use what’s best for your hair. This will help guide you so think of your hair and what you deal with. 

Please know everything I use here, I tested it amongst a ton of other products for the longest time. Yes, I do have all these products and yes, it seems like a lot but read through which is which and you can simplify, also know I don’t use them all everyday . 

Product testing for me is a big deal. 

Everything mentioned was tested for a long time and against a ton of other product lines. 

If it has a *** it means I’m not currently using it because of a sunflower allergy. But before I knew of that allergy I had tested the product and LOVED IT so I I thought it was important to keep it listed. 

I’m going to break this down into 4 separate sections:

1. Shampoos & Conditioners

1. Shampoos & Conditioners

Always change it up. Changing it up helps your hair 1. Not get used to it 2. You need to take care of it for what the problem is as things always change. Sometimes you’re more oily so don’t use such a hydrating shampoo and sometimes you’re more dry. And also, try to wash the hair as little as possible. 

Also… I don’t shampoo my ends. I just let it they get it they do, if not I don’t. They’ll get care don’t you fret but they don’t need care like the root is what I have found. I also always wash the roots 2 times. This helps tremendously. 

Recovery by Virtue – a little goes a very long way. Small amount the first wash and then wash again and it wills suds up more the second time. 

Tonique by L’ange – I really like this for the hair is more oily. Again, don’t worry about ends. Only roots. It can dry out ends.

Restorative Shampoo by LolaVie – I tested this from Ulta and really liked it.  I use it when the hair is hydrated well and feeling too weighed down. This is a great all around shampoo.

Ultra Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner by Goldie Locks – This is great for hydration and has a lot of science behind why what’s in it is in it. It’s very hydrating and a little goes a long way. This is the conditioner I use but I also only use conditioner when my hair is feeling super dry. I don’t use it all the time to be honest. It’s too easy for hair to get weighed down so when I can use key products to help my hair already, I don’t use conditioner often. 

Clarifying Shampoo by Goldie Locks – Hair needs clarified periodically. This isn’t something you do daily. It’s more of a monthly thing; but stripping the hair of hard water, hair products is helpful as well.

faq: How Often Do You Wash Your Hair?

I typically wash my hair every three days; thanks to this concoction and putting product in my hair before blow drying. My styles last me until the next wash, with a few products in between on day 2 and 3 hair to help control static, oil, etc. When I do wash, I don’t always use conditioner or a deep conditioning treatment; if my hair is feeling hydrated, healthy, and soft, I will forego the conditioner but I’ll still use my daily concoction afterwards. These help with frizz, volume, holding a curl, battling humidity, and they provide hydration. HOWEVER if my hair is feeling a little more dry or there’s breakage that I can feel, I make sure to follow up with conditioner after shampooing my hair.

2. What I Use Before Blow Drying

Now when I say daily concoction, I don’t mean it literally – it’s just on days I wash my hair. This helps my hair perform best! This is the super important part; what you put in your hair before blow drying needs to be your problem solvers.

Weighing the hair down needs to go into effect so we have to be ready to think of the condition our hair is in for the hair type.

 Here’s what I use JUST on wash day…. 

Before I put any products in my hair I ask myself… what are issues my hair is having right now?

Remember… the hair is always changing, so you don’t need to always stick to the exact same products 

So what I choose depends on what I’m dealing with. 

These are the things I deal with and you probably have some of these issues as well. I’ll use myself as an example and we can go from there:

  • Thin hair
  • No volume 
  • Frizzy parts of my hair 
  • Won’t hold a curl 
  • Needs texture since it’s more fine  

Now this is why I use what I use: 

Sorbet by L’ange – detangles and helps with reducing frizz

Create by Virtueis a heat protectant & styling aid (I skip this sometimes and just use the others; again, it depends on how the hair is feeling). I use this product when my hair already feels pretty soft. The other products can make the hair feel really really soft and we don’t need that if the hair is already feeling healthy. Link to shop: https://go.shopmy.us/p-766471

Smoothing Cream by Goldie Locks – heat protectant, smoother, frizz defender, hydrating – and boy does it! I use just a couple pumps and a little bit goes a long way.

Blow Dry Spray by Goldie Locks – Only spray this into my hand first and then apply – a little goes a long way. This is super hydrating but helps protect hair up to 450 degrees and extend the curl. Helps seal off split ends and makes hair look sleek. If I use this one I usually put it only on ends and put virtue up higher in hair for best results. Incredible product for all hair types but used minimally for fine hair and can use more for thicker hair. 

Thickening Glaze by Kenra –  this one is for the roots when and to add in some texture for fine hair or use Swell down below.

***Swell by Navy – Swell is thickening as well. *** This one you don’t see me use only because it has sunflower oil in it (I have a sensitivity to sunflower oil) but it’s an amazing product.

 

One analogy I like to use when talking about hair and using the right products for it is it’s like seasoning your meat. You wouldn’t throw the meat directly on the grill without the proper marinades or seasonings – the same goes for hair! Using the right products before blow drying is going to help your hair hold a curl and helps style to last longer.

3. My Styling Tools

I say tools to style “short hair” because these are what I’ve tested and loved for my own short hair. I can’t say too much for those with longer hair but I do encourage you to experiment and test out products to find what your hair likes and needs. Remember that what works for some may not work for others!

Also keep in mind, you’ll see me use some curling irons that aren’t on this list. As of right now, the ones I use help me get by, but they aren’t tools I fully recommend so I didn’t add them. They’re tools I  either had to buy because I forgot a hair tool while traveling OR they’re tools I found in my daughters’ drawer. 

There are a few different curling tools I enjoy using and regularly rotate through them depending on the curl I want for the day. Above are all tools that I have tried & love for styling short hair whether it’s curling, at-home blowout, or a sleek straight look for the day.

The flat iron I once used by L’ange is no longer manufactured so I’ve been on the hunt for a solid one to share with you all. One option is a flat iron I recently purchased and tried out –  NuMe Tourmaline Flat Iron if you’re in need of a solid flat iron. Click the button above for the link.

The Rootie is a tool I’ve shown on my social channels & tutorials – I like using this to add volume at the root of my hair before styling

The curling iron I currently use is no longer made, but I’ve tested out L’anges and it’s great so that’s what is linked above. The size you’ll see me use in all my tutorials is 1.25 inches or 32 mm on my short hair. If you want a little less heat, I also recommend the following:

Yellow Curlers – these have a bit more grip to them so be careful when pulling them out of your hair – I would ONLY use these curlers if you have super fine hair! I use the 2nd to biggest size which is 2 in.

Black Curlers – these curlers are better for all types of hair; you might need clips to secure them in your hair, but they do a great job! Play around with the sizes to find what you like best for your hair. 

faq: How Do You Keep Your Hair Healthy?

I get asked about how I keep my short hair healthy and truly the answer is I feed my hair! If you keep up with me elsewhere besides just my blog, you’ve probably heard or read my posts stating feed your hair.” What I mean by this is dig deep and find what your hair needs for styling purposes and always make sure to keep it hydrated. One of the easiest ways to do this is by drinking lots of water and keeping your body hydrated in that sense but your hair will also tell you what it needs if you pay close attention. Your ends may be a little dry or there might be breakage – does it need some oils for hydration or a deep conditioning treatment? Does it simply need a trim to keep things in order? If you listen close enough, you’ll hear what your hair is hungry for!

Aren’t sure which haircare products are right for you? Check out this Healthy Hair Guide I created to help give a bit more direction into finding what products are right for styling hair, maintaining it, and giving your hair what it needs. I also have a L’ange Hair Care Guide I created as L’ange hair products have been my jam for a while and I’ve been able to test their products pretty well over the years!

4. The Extras for Helping Style AFTER the Curl or Straighten

Texture sprays

Beach Club Texture Spray by IGK – I love this spray for texturizing styles and adding a bit of product to help hair hold its style without feeling too heavy. 

**** This is my favorite! But you won’t see me using it because it has sunflower oil and I have a new found allergy to it. This is my favorite and it’s why you might see me use it in past videos. This one doesn’t make the hair oily or too heavy.

Dry Texturizing Spray by Oribe – This is the texture spray you’ll see me use at present. It’s not my top favorite, but I do really like it, and it doesn’t have sunflower oil so I can use it. 

Virtue Texturizing Spray – https://go.shopmy.us/p-727372  This is my 3rd favorite texturizing spray but it does have sunflower oil so I can’t use it. You need to make sure you don’t spray too close to the head; it’s easier to use too much compared to the other 2.

Dry Shampoos

Gro by Vegamour Dry Shampoo – I took off every other dry shampoo! I’m mind blown by this! For sure the biggest difference I’ve ever had with a dry shampoo. Highly recommend.

I have 2 dry shampoo powders I love and use for texture:

Dry Shampoo Powder by Goldie Locks and Stardust Dry Shampoo Powder by L’ange 

HairSprays

No. 25 by Kenra – I’m picky with what hairsprays I use and have tested many, this one included. I think it works great and it does have a strong hold so keep that in mind if you’re looking to try it out.

No. 14 by Kenra – If you don’t love the strong hold No.25 has to offer, you might enjoy No.14 more. This hairspray has a light hold and won’t weigh your hair down.

styling aid: Pastes

Semi-Matte Putty by Atlas – This paste is perfect for men’s hair but can double for women’s hair. It’s quite tacky and can definitely give short hair a piecey look.

Badlands by R+Co. – Badlands is the most unique out of the four pastes above. It’s meant to be a dry shampoo pomade but must be used in a specific way for best results, especially when using it on the roots. I love the gritty texture it adds for the ends of my hair when styling.

Salt & Sea Pomade by L’ange (DISCONTINUED) – If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ll recognize this one as I’ve loved this for some time now. This is probably my favorite of them all for having medium-fine hair and lots of it. I love the tack it has but also the ability to use it closer to my root without making it feel greasy.

6-in-1 Styling Paste by Virtue – https://go.shopmy.us/p-869932   This one has a creamier consistency and would definitely keep it at the tips of the hair only. It does a great job of giving the hair a piece-y look without the grit so if you want more soft/less texture in your hair, this is the way to go.

All In the Details: The Cut, Color, & Maintenance

And we are back to a BLUNT BLONDE BOB!

Going from lighter to darker is easy, but also going to dark back to light really takes some work. It’s not easy for the stylist to achieve their full goals on the first time if you want to keep healthy hair. Which is a MUST for me!

When we cut my hair this time around, we knew we wanted a blunt bob since that was something I’ve really liked from all the haircuts Chris has given me. If you’re new here, most of my haircuts are done more for education’s sake to help teach how to communicate clearly with your stylist, find what you want, and be happy once you go home.

To see more regarding my hair maintenance and hairstyles, check out my hair guide on Instagram by clicking this link: https://www.instagram.com/jocelyn.mcclellan/guide/chris-jones-emily-cooper-hair-cut-and-color/17965744534946014/

 

Details on the Color from Emily Cooper (@emilycooper_hair)

Below are details on the new color done by the amazing Emily Cooper (@emilycooper_hair on Instagram) – check it out so you know exactly what was done!

Emily had her work cut out for her on this one! My head was so heavy with all the fouls. She will be doing her own reel regarding everything she did and Chris will be giving his own take on the cut so follow them on Instagram @emilycooper_hair and @chrisjones_hair for more as they’re super educational in all they do.

3 FAQs I Get Asked About Hair

As your go-to hair educator, I’ve taken it upon myself to become as familiar as possible with haircare, hair tools, hair styles, you name it, specifically for short hair. There are 3 questions I do get asked the most by my audience and I wanted to put them in one place to address them for you, so let’s get into it!

1. "Are you still an affiliate with L'ange?"

Let’s get into the nitty gritty of this question because I get asked this the most often; the answer is YES! I am a current affiliate with L’ange Hair and therefore, I’m your go-to hair girl when it comes to understanding which products you should try. I am a firm believer in sharing the things I love and I make it a point to avoid sharing random finds, or items I haven’t tried, loved, and become obsessed with myself.

That being said, L’ange doesn’t quite have everything I need for my hair. I began my affiliate journey with L’ange when they were a new company and I knew they didn’t have all the products I was looking for, but I had hoped they would add more proudcts as time went on. While they’ve created some amazing products over the years, L’ange still doesn’t have all the ingredients I need to feed my hair so this lead me to look elsewhere.

My relationship with L’ange is still standing and I will continue to share and use some of their products that have become my must-haves, but they and I knew I needed to incorporate other products into my hair which they were currently missing and didn’t have to offer. On top of needing other products, with all the research on my stomach and gut I’ve been doing, I found I’m allergic to sunflower oil. There are so many products and foods that have this ingredient in it which meant I had to find replacements for products I had been using. This is a big reason why you won’t see me using only L’ange products!

2. "What hair tools do you use?"

I get asked all the time about the hair tools I use for styling; I use multiple hair tools because it’s just fun and I love the option! In order for you to achieve the look you want on the day you want it, using the same tool every day won’t give you the different looks I love to have.

That being said, I think there are a lot of hair tools that work great! That’s why you always see me using a flat iron, Le Duo (from L’ange Hair), a curling iron, curling wand, the Le Volume (also from L’ange), etc. I love to have different looks all the time – that’s what I think is so fun about having short hair. The possibilities are truly endless for the looks you could create!

3. "Will that haircut work for me?"

One of the things I’m always sure to mention throughout my hair tutorials is I have fine hair. I’ll get a lot of thick-haired gals or curly-haired gals ask me if my hair cut will work on their hair type. My answer is YES, but when you speak to your stylist they might tell you that you need to go longer than the look I have because of the shape of your face. They also might tell you they need to do your layering or texturizing differently because of the texture of your hair. Usually someone with super fine hair needs to have hardly any layers because it will thin out the hair and make it appear even thinner. A person who has thicker hair can have layers but the stylist needs to make sure they do not pull the layer too short because it will sit differently within the hair itself and it will spring up since the hair isn’t as weighed down.

Your stylist NEEDS to have the knowledge behind cutting short hair and must be willing to change the hair cut based on your needs. Taking pictures and videos to your stylist is KEY. Finding an example of what you want on someone with your specific hair type as well is a bonus and can guide your stylist to understand what you want and the end result.

"FEED YOUR HAIR WHAT IT NEEDS."

I truly believe in this – you NEED to be able to understand what your hair needs in order to achieve whatever hair goals you have. I absolutely love teaching my audience tips and tricks for their hair and I want to be a resource for you. Here’s a couple things you can lean on from me:

1. My Current Hair Care Blog – I keep this updated constantly with my hair care favorites, go-to tools, and my current hair cut and color as well as details from behind the scenes. Make sure to check out the guidance I give there as it will keep you in the loop!

2. Understanding What Your Hair Needs – This was a LIVE I did on YouTube; I go over how to use hair products correctly for your hair type, thinking it through for what is your hair type, what problems you have with your hair, and how you can solve said problems with product to help maintain your hair in the long run is super important. Hair products need to be broken down to key things; placement of the products DOES matter as well. Remember, the use of your hair products needs to be broken down as if you have a combination hair type, just like with your skin. Always remember to feed your hair!

Adjusting to Changes: Hair, Skin, & Nails

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

Change is Coming...

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

The weather is changing and depending on where you live, your hair, skin, and nails are probably feeling those changes now. It’s time to listen to your body! Nights are growing colder and the mornings are getting frostier as the days go by, which can feel brutal on our hair and skincare, especially.

Changes in the weather mean changes at home and also changes in your body. You don’t need to wonder when or how either because your body will literally show you what’s going on with it! As it grows cooler your hair and skincare may start to show you what’s happening by becoming drier, itchy, etc. You might experience worsening rosacea, acne, and other skin irritability on your face and/or scalp. Winter hair & skin issues may be inevitable but they are still preventable!

As the weather gets colder, drier, & more harsh, our hair, skin, and nails are in need of lots of extra TLC! The extra layers, turned up heaters, and cold air/winds outdoors can all be contributing factors to unwanted changes elsewhere. Sometimes all that is needed is an easy adjustment in adding a step or two to your regular hair and/or skincare routine. You may even need to implement a new product for the season to keep things balanced.

Listen to Your Body!

I recently had the opportunity to go LIVE on Instagram with my good friend and amazing esthetician, Racquel Frisella. I came across Racquel after seeing a friend and noticing how incredible her skin looked – who doesn’t want great skin?! From there, I got in touch with her and she gave me a free skin consultation (similar to how I do free color matches to Seint makeup) which led to where I’m at now. I love the products Racquel has recommended for me and I’ve seen such a huge change in my skin – it all came down to finding the right skincare routine and products for me. If you missed the LIVE, make sure to watch it below for some solid tips regarding skincare and hydration as well as what to expect in your hair, skin, and nails as winter creeps in.

The following are products either mentioned during the LIVE  or products that I believe are a great place to begin with Racquel’s skincare products!

HA Peptide Serum | Face Oil & Cleanser | Gentle Cream Cleanser | Radiant Vitamin C Serum | Growth Factor Serum | Lux Pads | Koji-C Pads

Expectations, Solutions, & Hydration

One of the biggest culprits to unhappy skin as the weather changes is lack of hydration. All that harsh cold winter air and lower humidity can cause your skin to try to make up for the lack of moisture. Your skin will do this by either overproducing more oil to hydrate the surface or it could become flaky/prone to inflammation. 

Hydration Tip (for body): Apply moisturizer IMMEDIATELY upon stepping out of the shower and towel/pat dry – your skin may be a little damp still but the level of hydration you get is night and day difference from applying to dry skin. I’ve been doing this with my Aveeno body lotion and wow has my skin been hydrated longer thanks to it. Try it out! 

Hydration Tip (for your face): You might instinctually reach for your exfoliator when you start to notice the dryness, inflammation, or redness. Let me STOP you there! Ask yourself, “When was the last time I exfoliated?” Now is the time to reflect rather than react quickly & it is the prime time to focus more on hydration! If you don’t use a Hyaluronic Acid of some sort, below is one of my favorites by Racquel Frisella, her HA Peptide Serum. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the easiest ways to start adding more hydration to the skin; to read more about the benefits of HA, click here.

Don’t forget to give the rest of your hair & skin extra TLC, not just the skin on your face! Below are a few lotions and potions I use, especially in the wintertime, for any dry hands or cracked skin on my body. These are also great to keep handy next to your bed or to take on the go for those hands! If you’re loving what you currently use for your hair, but you’re finding it could use a little more love, incorporate a hydrating hair masque to your shower routine. Whether it’s a homemade masque or your favorite one from the salon/shop, nourish those locks as much as your skin. Make sure to drink lots of water and if your hair is just feeling dull, spruce things up with a hydrating oil. I linked a couple that I love below as well!

 

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Layered Bob Hairstyle

layered bob haircut
layered bob haircut

The layered bob hairstyle you see is my most recent short hair cut by Chris Jones (@chrisjones_hair on Instagram). In the past, I’ve stuck to more of a textured bob hairstyle which is more of a blunt cut. This time we switched things up and at first I wasn’t loving it completely, but now I’m in love with the layered bob! Whether you go with a simple blowout style or jazz things up with some curls, the layers in this short hairstyle look beautiful. To see more about this cut by Chris, scroll to below! 

I always recommend doing solid research on hairstylists who specialize in the hair cut you’re looking to get. For example, in my case, I would need to be checking reviews of short hair stylists who have executed the layered bob, textured bob, or other short haircuts I’m looking to possibly get. Check their social media pages, reviews from previous clients online, and be clear with what short hairstyle you’d like once you’ve contacted them! 

 

Styling a Layered Bob Haircut

Since I’ve gotten home and been able to play around and style my new layered bob hairstyle on my own, I’ve found these four products by L’ange have done the trick: Glaze hair lotion, Sorbet smoothing balm, Posh hair polish, and Salt & Sea texturizing spray. This covers my bases for heat protectant, frizz reduction, and volume! To see how I use these products on a layered hairstyle for best results, see the video below!

Keep in mind, blow drying vs. air drying can make a huge difference in how your hair feels and holds up after styling. Using little to no product can leave your hair falling flat faster, but having too much product weigh your hair down too. Blow drying helps to spread the product evenly throughout your hair and will help give you volume, especially if you have or are going for a layered bob, or any short hairstyle for that matter.

Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook if you’d like more hair tutorials – I’ve also got plenty on my YouTube channel! I hope this is most helpful for you in seeing and understanding this layered bob haircut/short hair style a little better and I hope you rock it out!

Healthy Hair Guide

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healthy hair blog cover photo

Dry brittle hair, split ends, you name it, it’s annoying! Are you doing all the things and nothing seems to be working with improving the overall health of your hair!? You do the hair treatments and your hair still breaks…or maybe you added in a serum and your hair is still brittle? Girl, I got you! Sometimes we do too little to achieve healthy hair and other times we accidentally do too much.  I definitely want you to check out the article I came across on how protein buildup in our hair effects our overall hair health. It was an eyeopener for me and I hope it helps you too! 

One thing about hair and skin is there are always ways we can improve things that we may not know or think about. In this blog post, I wanted to hone in on key things that can truly make an impact. On top of that, I wanted to include things you can use to actually help your hair. These are great tips & products to have on hand from super soft hair elastics to hats that can block out the wind and even UV rays. How’s your hair these days? Could it use a little bit of extra protection?  You aren’t alone! 

Click here to read this article I found. It’s super insightful regarding something you might have thought about,  & that is how to tell if your hair has too much protein in it (it can happen and it can dry your hair out!). 

L'ange Protective Hair Care Products

L’ange has a lot of great products that not only help with styling, but they also help to keep your hair healthy. It’s important to use the right products for your hair type so be sure to read the descriptions of each product on their website. L’ange has done a great job of giving key information regarding each product so you know what to expect. Here are several products that I’ve tried or have done research on and how they can help your hair needs! 

Remedé Shine Enhancing Argon Oil – Not only does this goodness reduce frizz and lock in moisture, it has UV filters to protect your hair. It’s a little bit of a thicker oil but can be used on the ends sparingly to add moisture to promote healthy hair.

Detox Scalp Reset Serum – This leave in formula restores the balance and brings comfort to your scalp. Use as directed on wet/damp hair before air drying or blow drying & styling.

Smoothe Healing Oil Treatment– a healing oil that will nourish and reduce breakage. This stuff smells like minty goodness and is so good for those with dandruff, itchy, or dry scalp.

Treatment A Duex Hair and Scalp Masque– this new L’ange product will nourish and condition both your hair and scalp.  Packed full of natural ingredients that will replenish moisture and shine to promote healthy hair.

Click here to visit the L’ange site where you can look up these amazing products.

 

Brushes & Combs

Sienna Paddle Brush w/ Boar Bristles –  The combo of nylon and boar bristles will help redistribute natural oils leaving your hair healthier and more manageable. 

Scalp Saveur – Ok, this one feels really good!  Give yourself a little scalp massage 🙂 It will help break up product buildup and stimulate scalp circulation to promote healthy hair.

Protective Accessories

Ok, get ready because I linked some of my fav hair accessories for you here.  Everything from hats, to claw clips, to hair ties.  All styles for all people.  Whether you have long thick hair or short fine hair, there is something for you here!  What I love about the hats I linked is they not only hats protect your hair in the blowing wind, but some have UV rays protection in them as well. Click the links below and check them out! 

Hats:

Organic Cotton Broken-In Baseball Cap

Arlo Honey – Straw Teardrop Fedora

The Hollywood Visor

Que Chiva Sunhat 

Borra Borra Booney II Hat

Hair Accessories:

Eco-Friendly Nylon Elastics 

Satin Sleep Scrunchy Set 

Must Have Claw Clip 

L’ange Hair Care Guide

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Something for EVERYONE!

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I’m so happy you’re here and excited to focus on L’ange, haircare, and showing you a guide to L’ange products I love! I wanted to make this the focus I hear back from customers sometimes about the way they aren’t loving the L’ange products but usually it’s HOW we’re using them that makes all the difference in whether we love them or not & whether we got the right ones or not. It’s also super important to always keep in mind that what works for some may not work for others! If you’re new here, one thing I stress often is the understanding that everyone’s hair is different & what works for one person may not work for another. Listen to your hair! Don’t be afraid to experiment with it to find what it likes best. That being said, I’ve put this guide together and regularly keep it updated with the products I’m currently using and how I use them. I have also taken care to include products I recommend for different hair goals as well as hair types. Keep scrolling for more details!

One awesome thing about the L’ange website is they now have the option to take a hair care quiz; this makes it so you can find out which products L’ange experts recommend for your hair type. I’m also always here and just an email away if you need recommendations for products. Make sure to comment below if you’d like help choosing the right L’ange products for you! Let me know your hair needs, whether it’s dry, oily, curly, straight, etc. and what your style goals are. I’m happy to help always!

Jocelyn's L'ange hair care favorites and how she uses them

Below is a little breakdown for you including products you can try before blow drying to help your styles:

For fine hair & before blow drying:
Glaze hair lotion (adds protection, moisture & volume)
Sorbet leave-in conditioner (helps with humidity as well)
Thermal Magique (for heat protection; it’s not my top fave but the Posh might weigh your hair down a bit if you have thin hair. Very SMALL amount to be used)
Salt & Sea spray (texturizing spray)

For medium-fine hair before blow drying:
Glaze hair lotion (adds protection, moisture, & volume)
Sorbet leave-in conditioner (helps with humidity as well)
Posh (for heat protection only near midshafts – ends of hair)
Salt & Sea spray (texturizing spray)

For thick hair before blow drying:
Glaze hair lotion (adds protection, moisture, & volume)
Sorbet (helps with frizz and tames the hair)
Posh (for heat protection and keeps it more sleek)

**For naturally curly/wavy hair:
Envie leave-in conditioner (apply when hair is wet/damp and diffuse or air dry), Manage Marula Oil hydrating spray, and Glaze hair lotion (for frizz control and softness/hydration)
or
Sorbet leave-in conditioner (apply same as above)

**Keep in mind for naturally curly/wavy hair less is most definitely more to bring out those natural styles without weighing down the hair or leaving it feel full of product/crunchy! Allow the hair to air dry if you opt out of diffusing it with a blow dryer.

These add ins to your hair (before blow drying) can make the biggest difference for your hairstyle. You’re helping it create volume, control, texture and more. It is so important to get something in your hair to help it & this will make a big difference for your hair!

Make sure to test out amounts in your hair as it can vary depending on your hair! The testing time is so important and that is where you’ll find your favorite hair products/the right amount to use for you before blow drying.

Link to shop L’ange: http://t.langehair.com/SHDG3

Educational L'ange LIVE

I went LIVE on Facebook breaking down L'ange haircare and products that are right for different hair types. If you've been wondering which L'ange products are right for you, this is the perfect video to watch! I talked about some of my favorite products I use as well as others I'd recommend to those in search of solid hair care products. Check this LIVE recap out for more information regarding L'ange products and if you'd like to find out what's right for you, scroll down, click the darker button to go to L'ange's site and take their hair care quiz. Make sure to use code GREATHAIR if you shop!

YouTube: Day 2 Loose Curls

Day 2 loose curls coming at you! It’s incredible how on day 2 of having loose curls your hair can look so different from day one, but you can change it up just a bit. Here are some rocking styling tips for day 2 hair. If you think back to how the hair started, you can see it takes little effort to create a whole new look. Dry shampoo is a saving grace for your day 2 hair as are any oils you use so the hair doesn’t feel dry! You want good hydrated hair, that is manageable and happy. Enjoy this tutorial for day 2 loose hair curls!